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Newcastle on Tyne Great Central Railway Station


4130


Newcastle


Newcastle, Central Station


Newcastle


NZ26SW


Transport


Railway Transport Site


Railway Station


Early Modern


C19


Extant Building


Newcastle Central Station was designed by John Dobson and built mainly in 1850. The massive portico designed by Thomas Prosser was added in 1863. Expansion in 1893 included construction of the Royal Station Hotel. The train shed roof was the first use of arched wrought iron beams, with a timber roof cladding. Originally it had three 60 foot spans, with the whole shed aligned on a curve to give platforms up to 1,335 feet (407 metres) long. The train shed was expanded to the south-west in 1894. LISTED GRADE 1


2467


6385


NZ24676385



<< HER 4130 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 97 I.M. Ayris, & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p.6 T.H. Fenwick, Group Engineer, 1994, Newcastle Central Station, Photographic Survey; W.W. Tomlinson, 1914, The North Eastern Railway - Its Rise and Development, pp 506 and plate XXVII; T. Faulkner and A. Greg, 1987, John Dobson Newcastle Architect 1787-1865, pp 78-80; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 23, 82-87

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